I delivered a “special keynote” speech at OHSU for a group of Thailand professionals who were at OHSU for a week.
I was unsure if they were hearing my speech, so I decided to test it on my own. In the beginning, when I say “In March of 2008, I suffered a massive stroke,” I put smile on my face; at least 50% of the audience smiled. At that point, I had to slow it down, so maybe they could get a feel for what I was to say.
It was challenging giving my talk, but fulfilling that they were there to learn. Not once did I see the attendees look at their phone…and I appreciated that. We gave them a copy of the book, Painful Blessing. That is me, the tall one in red in the center. That felt really good to say that. And who said I didn’t have the Christmas spirit!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you! I will be talking the next
two weeks off.